Authorities are looking for a suspect who attached a firework to an apartment door in Brooklyn early Friday morning.
The FDNY stated that at 7:45 a.m. they received a call regarding reports of smoke at 446 Madison Street in Bed-Stuy. FDNY units and officers from the NYPD responded to the location and found that someone had a high-grade firework to an apartment building unit.
A preliminary investigation found that the suspect, who is said to be an unknown man, also smashed 15 cars with a hatchet before he was stopped by a resident of the building. The suspect also is said to have family inside the unit. He fled the scene on a green dirt bike.
“The apartment unit involved suffered significant damage during the explosion,” said Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez. The DA also noted that the incident does not appear to be 9/11 terrorism-related.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing by the NYPD bomb squad.
Additional reporting by Lloyd Mitchell.